A Beauty Parlour for Swans, by Hanan al-Shaykh


About the short story

On a visit to London Sara ventures out unaccompanied for a secret liaison in the Park. A story in Arabic and English.

About the author

Hanan al-Shaykh was born in Lebanon. She is the author of nine novels. Her work has been translated into 22 languages and her new book The Locust and the Bird: My Mother’s Story will be published in June 2009.

About Park Stories

Park Stories is a fantastic collection of fiction set in London’s Royal Parks from eight of the country’s best short story writers.


  • Dimensions: 18 x 11.5 x 0.2cm

Delivery Details

  • Books will be dispatched within 2 working days of your order being placed
  • Books are dispatched by Royal Mail First Class Post
  • UK mainland delivery is £1